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Stormy Daniels' lawyer considering U.S. presidential run

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In recent weeks, he has protested Trump in London, accepted an award in Denver and visited children in NY who had been separated from their parents at the US border. Avenatti has a scheduled appearance with two other potential candidates in Iowa on Friday. "And obviously if I do this, then I intend to work hard and I know that ultimately the trust of the citizens of Iowa is going to have to be earned". Read More »

USA tariffs hike adds to Turkey's economic problems

Prior to Trump's announcement, the Turkish lira fell to its lowest point ever against the USA dollar on Friday. He has dismissed any suggestions that Turkey might intervene in dollar-denominated bank accounts, saying any seizure or conversion of those deposits into lira was out of the question. Read More »

President accuses USA of waging 'economic war' against his country

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The lira has now lost over a third of its value against both the dollar and the euro this year, with the currency battered by both concerns over domestic economic policy and the political situation. Trump's action on Friday indicates he is willing to use his presidential powers as an economic and diplomatic weapon, even against allies, the Wall Street Journal reported. Read More »

Algeria supports Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Canada

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The announcement follows Canadian criticism of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia which have sparked backlash. Germany and Sweden previously were targets of Saudi backlashes for calling out the kingdom over human rights abuses. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood firm , saying: "Canada will always speak strongly and clearly in private and in public on questions of human rights ... Read More »

Grassley: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Scheduled to Start Sept. 4

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Schumer said on Friday that Republicans were only planning to release a small portion of documents that would be "cherry-picked by a Republican operative" now working for the former president Bush. Democrats now argue that Republicans are now trying to hurry a confirmation process shortly before the 2018 midterm elections. August 2: Sen. Grassley and Senate Republicans said they are still planning to move forward with Kavanaugh's hearings, even without the vast majority of Kavanaugh's ... Read More »

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

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Howell ruled after holding a sealed hearing on the issue. In response, Stone has accused Mueller's investigative team of harassment. Russian Federation has denied meddling in the election. The statement from lawyer Grant Smith said the exchange "provides no evidence of collaboration or collusion with Guccifer 2.0 or anyone else in the alleged hacking of the DNC emails". Read More »

Erdogan says US set deadline for pastor's release

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Prior to Trump's announcement, the Turkish lira fell to its lowest point ever against the US dollar on Friday. "The entire Turkish public is against U.S. Erdogan framed Turkey's currency crisis as a "national battle" against economic enemies, namely the United States, saying 'if they have their dollar, we have the people, we have Allah'. Read More »

Ingraham Denies Saying Anything Racist In Her Televised Racist Segment

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Cuomo closed with a diss to Ingraham and President Donald Trump , "To turn a phrase back on our us versus them friend, is you don't like what America is, you leave", he said. Much of this is related to both illegal and - in some cases - legal immigration that, of course, progressives love". Critics quickly lambasted Ingraham on Twitter, saying her comments played into the white nationalist rhetoric that has been sparking tensions across the country. Read More »

Taliban attack on Afghan city of Ghazni enters third day

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Taliban militants launched an attack Friday on the Afghan provincial capital of Ghazni. Gen. Sharif Yaftali, army chief of staff, says all strategic and government offices in Ghazni are still under government control. Short videos circulating on social media, purported to be from Ghazni, showed patrols by a number of heavily armed Taliban, with a large plume of smoke and flames coming out from the city. Read More »

Bodies of 3 suspected terrorists found after Jordan shootout

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Jordan has played a key role in an global military coalition that helped push back Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in neighbouring Syria and Iraq. A joint unit of special forces, police and army troops raided a house in the town of Salt northwest of Amman in search of a suspected "terrorist cell", government spokeswoman Jumana Ghneimat said. Read More »

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

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The mother of Heather Heyer , who died previous year when a white nationalist slammed his vehicle into counter-protesters in Charlottesville , has urged people to stay peaceful as Washington DC readies itself for Unite the Right 2. "I hope that the images and the noise that we are able to create with this will make people feel empowered", said Makia Green, Black Lives Matter DC core organizer . Read More »

Erdogan to Trump: Shame on You, Shame on You

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Fears over contagion even pushed global equity markets lower, with some European banks coming under heavy selling pressure due to their exposure to Turkey. "This is a national, domestic battle", he told a crowd in the northeastern city of Bayburt. "Relations with countries who behave like this have reached a point beyond salvaging", said Erdogan, who warned of "economic war". Read More »

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul is dead

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Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully. He "will go down as one of the greatest writers of our time", Theroux said. He was a scourge of anyone who used a clich頯r an un-thought out sentence. Born in Trinidad on August 17, 1932, Naipaul studied at Oxford University and published his first novel, " The Mystic Masseur ", in 1957. Adding that Naipaul's death is a "major loss to the world of literature", Modi extended his condolences to the family. Read More »

Boris Johnson defended by Rowan Atkinson in burka row

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In a newspaper article on Monday, Johnson had opposed a complete ban on Islamic clothing in line with the recent burqa ban in Denmark, but said that "it was absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes". Read More »

Sunil Gavaskar declines invitation for Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony

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In February 2018, the same astrologer predicted that there is no possibility of PTI chief Imran Khan becoming the prime minister in 2018 but it bounced back after results of July 25 polls. Having served his country as the cricketer as well, the political party has made a decision to invite the former Indian cricketers including Sunil Gavaskar for the ceremony which will reportedly take place on August 18. Read More »

Joko Widodo picks cleric as VP candidate

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Amin is now Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia) as well as Chairman of the advisory council of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the world's largest Islamic organization. Prabowo was a top military figure in the chaotic months before dictator Suharto was toppled by student protests in 1998. In December past year, Ma'ruf said he regretted the Constitutional Court's decision to reject a petition to criminalise gay sex, calling for a "stern prohibition" of Lesbian, Gay, ... Read More »

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

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Greenpeace joined the movement for a regulatory bag ban on single use plastic bags previous year, quickly gaining widespread support with 65,000 signatures delivered to parliament in February 2018. "I see what plastic is doing to our world and I've always cared for it". "It's great that many people are already changing the way they shop but it's important we take the time now to get this right". Read More »

Is the US-Turkey crisis beyond repair? | USA

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A Turkish man waits to change his USA dollars with Turkish liras inside a currency exchange shop in Ankara, Aug. 10, 2018. "If you have dollars, euros or gold under your pillow, go to banks to exchange them for the Turkish lira ". The external value of the lira is not a prime concern of Mr Erdogan's core supporters, many of whom have no plans for foreign holidays and readily accept government rhetoric that economic problems are caused by outsiders seeking to weaken Turkey. Read More »

Australian woman killed by garbage truck in New York City

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Lyden had veered into Chairez' lane near West 67th Street and Central Park West after an Uber barged into her bike lane, police said. Felipe Chairez , 44, was charged with driving while intoxicated after slamming his truck into 23-year-old Madison Jane Lyden , who was riding a rental bike just before 5 p.m. Read More »

Puerto Rico Says Hurricane Maria Death Toll Is Likely More Than 1,400

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The figures came from death registry statistics that were released in June , but which were never publicly acknowledged by officials on the island. The figure was included in a draft report to Congress that outlined the government's reconstruction plan for the United States territory. The directors say in many cases they don't know how to classify hurricane-related deaths, or whether they should send bodies to the central institute certifying official hurricane deaths, the Institute of ... Read More »

Second Gazan killed by Israeli fire on border: health ministry

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of 21-year-old volunteer medic Abdullah al-Qatati, who was shot the day before while trying to help wounded protesters at the border between Gaza and the Israeli-occupied territories, during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on August 11, 2018. Read More »

United States to Launch Space Force in 2020, Pence Says

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Much the same was said by Trump's Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The White House intends to work with lawmakers to introduce legislation by early next year, a senior administration official said, with the hopes of standing up the first new military department since the Air Force was formed in 1947. Read More »

Wildfire suspect arrested after threatening 'this place will burn'

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Fire officials said Friday morning the fire has burned approximately 18,137 acres, an increase of more than 8,000 acres in the last 24 hours. The fire is just 5 percent contained . Milligan called back and though the reception was poor in the canyon, he recognized Clark's voice, he said. Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Milligan, who also has a cabin in the area, says every resident in the canyon is afraid of him. Read More »

Zimbabwe opposition mounts legal challenge against election result

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Biti's physical safety and ensure his constitutional and human rights are respected, consistent with the rule of law and Zimbabwe's global obligations and commitments", she said. Zanu-PF secretary for finance Patrick Chinamasa earlier in the week revealed that the party has assembled a 12-man legal team to respond to the challenge. Read More »

Kerala: Incessant rains force authorities to open three shutters of Idukki Dam

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the Kerala Chief Minister yesterday in the wake of heavy rains and floods in the state, and offered all possible assistance to those affected. The situation is being closely monitored. The opening of the dam shutters had resulted in an increase in the water level in the Periyar river. Idukki district was put on high alert following a series of landslips. Read More »

Schuette, Whitmer Face Off In Governor's Race This Fall

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Republican nominee Bill Schuette and Democratic nominee Gretchen Whitmer - who won their respective parties' nominees Tuesday - are both calling for a minimum of three debates. They've pushed anti-choice. They've cut us out of the debate about everything from our health care to our water. "We have so many elected officials with no political background". Read More »

Homeland Security RETURNS deported woman and her daughter after judge's order

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According to the Post , attorneys for Carmen learned "during a brief recess" in court that the woman and her daughter had been removed from a family detention center and were heading for an airport in San Antonio. authorities. The Justice Department declined a request for comment. Carmen knew of people killed by their husbands after going to police and by this gang and thus fled to the US. Read More »

US Senate offers Assange to testify about Russia's interference in US elections

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The President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno said that the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange may leave his refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in any time, but only subject to all of the rights of the prisoner to the Embassy. Assange believes that would pave the way for extradition to the United States for the publication of a huge cache of USA diplomatic and military secrets on the WikiLeaks website. Read More »

Taliban launch major attack on Afghan city, casualties

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Col. Martin L. O'Donnell, a spokesman for United States forces in Afghanistan , told TOLOnews. He said the bodies of 39 Taliban soldiers were recovered beneath a bridge in the southern edge of the city. A spokesperson said the attack was "another failed Taliban attempt to seize terrain, which will result in yet another eye-catching, but strategically inconsequential headline". Read More »

Canadian Police: At Least 4 Dead in Shooting

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At least four people are reported to have died during the incident that occurred at 8.20am local time (12.20pm GMT). "The public is asked to avoid the area and stay in their homes with doors locked at this time for their safety", Fredericton police said. Read More »

France uses helicopters to rescue 750 campers amid flash floods

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Rescuers believe the man sought shelter in his camper when fast-flowing water burst the banks of the nearby L'Ardeche River, but the vehicle was swept away. Tents have been destroyed and roads overwhelmed with water after nearly three inches of rain fell in under 24 hours, causing rivers to overflow at a rapid rate. Read More »

Nunes Explains Why Rosenstein Has Not Been Impeached In Leaked Audio

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That was just some of what House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes said in audio recorded at a private July 30 fundraiser in Spokane, Wash., and aired in part on the Rachel Maddow Show Wednesday night (listen to clips here). US President Donald Trump pledged on Tuesday to prevent companies with business dealings with Iran from dealing with the United States. He went on to say he supports Rosenstein's impeachment but "the question is the timing of it right before the election". Read More »

Israel bombs Gaza, Palestinians fire rockets as UN seeks ceasefire

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While some local media outlets were reporting that Muhammad succumbed to his wounds early Thursday afternoon, the Gaza Ministry of Health has maintained that he is still in critical condition and being treated in the ICU. The statement said the building was the headquarters for Hamas's internal security service, which served as the "operational arm" of the terror group. Read More »